Kashmir reports first COVID-19 death

Kashmir reports 1st coronavirus death

The authorities in Kashmir have ordered a probe into the alleged mishandling of the Covid positive patient from Hyderpora who died in a hospital today.

Div Com Kashmir has directed additional commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir to enquire the matter.

The order reveals that the patient was mishandled by the authorities at CD Hospital and SKIMS Bemina.

According to NDTV, the 65-year-old Islamic preacher the Hyderpora neighbourhood of Srinagar, had returned home on 16 March after travelling around the country including visiting mosques in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Deoband.

The patients' travel history has caused anxiety among the health officials, prompting a massive contact tracing.

As per official sources, the patient was given ample time to spread the virus by intermingling with the public and relatives.

On Wednesday, chaotic scenes were witnessed at hospitals and various other medical facilities in the Valley's Baramulla and Bandipore districts with panic-stricken residents who had met this person or attended religious gathering he too was a part of arriving at these in large numbers to offer themselves for COVID-19 tests. The negligence at the hands of Hospital Administration has resulted in a lot of confusion and vulnerability amongst masses.

The inquiry report has been sought within two days. He further directed the Hospital Administration to assist the enquiry officer in the culmination of the enquiry. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded its first COVID-19 death after an Islamic preacher died on Thursday.

Forty-nine people were arrested in Srinagar, Sopore, Handwara and Anantnag areas of the Valley for violating the prohibitory orders on Monday, while 45 were arrested in Ganderbal and Kupwara districts on Tuesday, the officials said.

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